FLORIDA GOLF COMMUNITIES

Florida golf communities number in the hundreds, making the Sunshine State the No. 1 state–by far–for golf communities in the U.S. You’ll find golf communities from across the state here in noted locations such Palm Beach, Stuart, Ocala, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, St. Augustine and others.

The state of Florida is located in the southeast United States and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the West, by Alabama and Georgia to the north and by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and by the Straits of Florida to the south. Florida is the third most populous state in the United States. Jacksonville is the largest city and Tallahassee is the state capital.

A long peninsula that juts out between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida, Florida has the longest coastline in the lower 48 states, approximately 1,350 miles, and is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south.

A Top 10 State for Retirees

Kiplinger named Florida the No. 10 best state for retirement based on its having no state income tax, no estate tax, no inheritance tax and the winter weather can’t be beat. Florida does have a sales tax of 6%. Besides being popular for vacationers and retirees, Florida is also known for its amusement parks, orange crops and the Kennedy Space Center.

Golf Digest ranks Florida the No. 1 state in the U.S. for golf and, in turn, it is the top state for golf communities. It has more golf courses (1,042) than any other state and the weather is nearly golf-perfect year round. The state hosts four PGA Tour events at public-access courses: PGA National, Trump National Doral, Innisbrook and Bay Hill which was Arnold Palmer’s home course.

An impressive triumvirate of golf’s greatest players–Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy – all live there. Other sports that enjoy an international reputation in the Sunshine State include tennis, auto racing and water sports.

Why They Call it the Sunshine State

The climate of the north and central parts of Florida is humid subtropical while south Florida has a tropical savanna climate. A rainy season runs from May through October. Rainfall may often be heavy, but is usually brief.

There is no winter as those in New England experience it. Instead, there is a dry season that begins in October goes until late April. Winter is usually dry and sunny. North Florida may suffer a small bit of snow or sleet a couple of times each decade.

One of the secrets to Florida’s good weather is the Gulf Stream which runs through the Florida Straits and then turns north off the Florida East Coast. The warmth of the Gulf Stream keeps temperatures moderate a few miles inland–from around Stuart on the east coast to Ft. Myers on the west side–year round, with few extremes in temperature, making the area–and its golf communities–very popular with retirees and winter vacationers.

Jupiter Country Club

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Jupiter Country Club is a private, gated country club community on 483 lush acres in upscale Palm Beach County. This new community features a Greg Norman championship golf course and Tuscan-Mediterranean architectural themes. Developed by Toll Brothers, community amenities include Grande Clubhouse, family swimming pool, adult-only swimming pool, 6 lighted clay tennis courts, health and fitness center and much more.

Mariner Sands Country Club

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A gated, member-owned community, Mariner Sands Country Club keeps its residents active and engaged with dramatic architecture and a full range of amenities, including a 28,000-sf clubhouse, two golf courses, a lush Florida landscape, tennis, fitness, spa facilities, nature trails and award-winning dining.

Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club

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Quail Ridge is a private, member-owned golf community and club on 578 acres. This low-density community offers 36 holes of golf by Joe Lee, an active lifestyle and close proximity to the culture and amenities of the Palm Beaches. Real estate from the $80,000s includes apartments, villas and luxurious custom homes.

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

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Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is a 1,200-acre private community on rolling hills in Central Florida. A 77,000-s-f clubhouse anchors the community, which is home to championship golf and tennis plus a spa, fitness center and an equestrian center.

GlenLakes Golf Club Community

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GlenLakes is a private, gated golf club community set in Florida's Nature Coast, encompassing 1,400 acres, and featuring a Ron Garl-designed championship golf course, tennis, pool and inviting neighborhoods of distinctive villas and custom homes.

Minto Sun City

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Minto, one of North America's biggest and most respected new home builders, brings a half century of award-winning quality, service and design to Florida's new Sun City Center, a premier 55-and-better community.

Fiddler’s Creek

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Fiddler's Creek is a private, gated, award-wining, golf club community located between Naples and Marco Island. A “Best Community” winner, it covers nearly 4,000 acres and features golf & beach clubs, spa, fitness center, marina, tennis, extensive social calendar and much more.

World Golf Village

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The 6,300-acre, World Golf Village® is a masterfully planned and brilliantly executed complex that has established itself as the home of American golf. Even better, The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village can easily be your home as well.

Sailfish Point

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Sailfish Point is a 532-acre private sea island community in Stuart, FL It is surrounded by ocean and inlets, with a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a clubhouse, spa and tennis, and offers waterfront real estate from $475,000.

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club

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Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club is an 885-acre, award-winning, private, gated, recreational community in Palm City (adjacent to Stuart) set on Florida's renowned Treasure Coast. Featuring golf, boating and tennis, this member-owned, equity club also enjoys a two-mile-long stretch along the mile-wide St. Lucie River.

Parkland Golf & Country Club

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Parkland Golf & Country Club is a private golf community located in an exclusive suburb of northwest Broward County, just west of Boca Raton. Residents enjoy relaxed seclusion on their 790 gated acres knowing that right nearby are excellent educational facilities, fine area restaurants, shopping and cultural venues. A short drive away are […]

The Concession Golf Club

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The Concession Golf Club is a gated, private community on 1,200 acres with award-winning amenities, a renowned Top 100 golf course and a much-admired master plan. Only 255 estate residences on lots up to an acre will be built here. Its refined landscape features century-old oaks, lofty pines and scenic Florida wetlands.

Sawgrass Country Club

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Sawgrass Country Club is a 1,250-acre, private country club located just 30 minutes north of historic St. Augustine, and offers a multi-star, oceanfront resort, 27 holes of golf, world-class racquet club and a pristine and uncrowded beach fronting a $7-million beach club. Real estate starts at $100,000.

Solivita

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Enjoy retirement at Solivita w/ 2 championship golf courses fitness, Mediterranean village center and Palms Amenity Complex, along with 70 clubs and organizations, three restaurants, ballroom, tennis, pickleball and classes in sculpture, painting and more.

Wycliffe Golf & CC

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Wycliffe Golf & Country Club offers two premier championship 18-hole golf courses, along with a multi-level clubhouse, spa, equestrian facilities, spa and fitness facilities and exceptional dining. Fourteen separate neighborhoods offer a range of choices.

St. Andrews Park Villa Homes

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The gated community of St. Andrews Park is ideally located in the Treasure Coast town of Port St. Lucie, directly across from The Champion Turf Club at St. James. This relaxed and welcoming community features an attractive and well-designed clubhouse with 6,000 square feet of standout amenities. Life here puts you close to […]